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Osun Governor Adeleke Under Fire for Ordering Arrest of Osogbo Community Leaders



Governor Ademola Adeleke has come under fire for ordering the arrest of Osogbo community leaders on the Eid-el-Kabir.

The leaders, including former Senate spokesperson Senator Ajibola Basiru SRJ, the Grand Imam of Osun State Baba Animashaun, and the Aare Musulumi of Yoruba Land Baba Tunde Badmus, were arrested on the orders of the governor on Tuesday, June 28, 2023.

The arrests were made as the leaders were preparing to observe their Ileya solat at the Osogbo Eid ground. The gate of the ground was also locked by the police, preventing the leaders from exiting before they were transferred to the Police Headquarters in Osun.

The arrests have been condemned by many people, who have accused the Governor of using his power to intimidate and harass his opponents.

“This is a clear case of abuse of power,” said Wale Popoola. “The Governor has no right to order the arrest of these leaders simply because they disagree with him. As a matter of fact, there wasn’t any indication of the Governor coming as there were no presence of any of his Protocols. Only if it is correct to say that Alhaji Muniru Adebayo Raji has been appointed as the Protocol Officer to Demola Adeleke.”

Another critic, Yusuf Alaba said that the arrests were “an act of desperation” by the governor, who is facing mounting pressure from his opponents.

One of the Governor’s aid who pleaded anonymity has defended his actions, saying that the leaders were arrested for “security reasons.” However, he has not provided any evidence to support this claim.

The arrests have cast a shadow over Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in Osogbo. Many people are now afraid to speak out against the Governor, for fear of being arrested themselves.

The arrests are also a sign of the growing political tension in Osun State. The state is due to hold a Governorship election in 2026, and the arrests are seen as a sign that the Governor is preparing for a tough fight.

The arrests of the Osogbo community leaders are a serious matter. They are a clear example of how power can be abused, and they have a chilling effect on the citizens. The Governor must be held accountable for his actions.

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Fulham 0-2 Chelsea: Mudryk, Broja strike to earn Blues their second league win of the season



Chelsea bagged two first-half goals to seal a crucial win over West London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage and move up to 11th on the Premier League table.

The Blues flew out of the blocks as they debuted their new Infinite Athlete kit and created the first chance of the match after only 80 seconds, but Armando Broja could not capitalise.

Chelsea looked bright with Enzo Fernandez conducting affairs, and they picked the Cottagers apart.

Mykhailo Mudryk was looking electric and dangerous. The Ukrainian winger opened the scoring on 18 as he controlled a pass from Levi Colwill before slotting the ball beyond Bernd Leno.

It was Mudryk’s first Premier League goal following his £88 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. And within seconds, Chelsea had their second.

Tim Ream had a moment to forget as he gave the ball away to Cole Palmer. The young English playmaker then slipped Broja in, but Ream hit the ball off the Albanian striker as the ball trickled past Leno.

Fulham tried to find gaps behind Marc Cucurella and Axel Disasi on the right side of Chelsea’s defence, but it was not working. Chelsea controlled the game and held their two-goal going into the break.

In the second 45, Fulham came out with more attacking poise, and it helped that Mudryk went off with a knock, giving Fulham the impetus to come forward, but Chelsea’s defence stood resolute.

Vinicius and Alex Iwobi came on for Fulham and helped their side find spaces beyond Chelsea’s backline, but the Boys in Blue defended well and showed they were still dangerous.

Ian Maatsen, on for Mudryk, hit the post, and Leno had to be quick to smother Fernandez’s rebound effort. Fulham forced Chelsea to work for their lead, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men looked up to it.

Substitute Tom Cairney created a lovely chance for Sasa Lukic. However, Robert Sanchez stuck out a brilliant leg to save the effort and keep his side in it.

On 83, Willian tried an effort from outside the box, but it did not cause any problems for Sanchez as Chelsea ran out 2-0 victors

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Tribunal verdict: Governor rejects judgement, calls for calm



Nasarawa State Governor, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule has rejected Monday’s judgment of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal delivered in Lafia.

While speaking to teeming supporters of the APC at the Government House, Lafia, Governor Sule says the judgement will be challenged at the appeal court.

He however call on the people of the state to remain calm and law abiding.

Engr. Sule promised to continue discharging his duties as the Executive Governor with more vigor.

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Man Utd winger Anthony in contention for Galatasaray UEFA champions league clash



Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Antony could feature for Manchester United against Galatasaray after rejoining his ranks at Old Trafford.

The Brazil international forward was granted indefinite leave by the Red Devils following a series of alarming allegations made against him by former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.

Antony has been back in his homeland since then, allowing him to meet with police forces in Sao Paulo.

He returned to England last week and has held five hours of talks with Greater Manchester Police.

The 23-year-old winger maintains his innocence – having also faced accusations from two other women.

United have allowed him to focus on off-field matters of late, but revealed ahead of a Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace that Antony had been given a green light to return to training and was once again available for selection.

He has only taken in one session since then, suggesting that he will be short on match fitness, but Ten Hag says the South American is in his thoughts ahead of the Champions League group stage meeting with Galatasaray on Tuesday.

The Dutch coach has said: “Antony will be in consideration but yesterday was his first time back in team training. We have a final training, then we’ll make a decision.”

Ten Hag added when delivering an update on Lisandro Martinez – with the World Cup-winning Argentine defender still struggling with a long-standing foot injury: “I can confirm, yeah. Licha Martinez will undergo surgery and the team news is Antony can probably return.”

Antony’s last appearance for United came in the club’s 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3.

He was removed from the Brazil squad for the last round of international fixtures and has not registered a goal for club or country since April 16.

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